Rising Tide: Lessons Learned from Early Days of COVID-19 Pandemic Response in Seattle
This panel discussion explores best practices for information dissemination during the COVID-19 epidemic. The challenges of rapid dissemination of medical science via social media vs. traditional medical literature are addressed. Health inequities have been heightened during this pandemic; the panel reviews the differential impact of COVID-19 across ethnic and geographic communities. Strategies to reduce impact of COVID-19 infection and increase disease knowledge in underserved communities are shared.
This course was originally recorded in September 2020 as part of the 2020 Sepsis Alliance Summit.
Nurses, physicians, pharmacists, emergency responders, healthcare management teams, and other healthcare staff may benefit.
At the end of the presentation, the attendee should be able to:
- Review best practices for information dissemination during epidemic.
- Describe challenges of rapid dissemination of medical science via social media vs. traditional medical literature.
- Discuss differential impact of COVID-19 across ethnic & geographic communities.
- Outline strategies to reduce impact of COVID-19 infection & increase disease knowledge in underserved communities.
David Carlbom, MD
Medical Director, Harborview Respiratory Care Department; Associate Professor of Medicine, Pulmonary Critical Care & Sleep Medicine; Harborview Medical Center, University of Washington
Dr. Carlbom is an Associate Professor of Medicine, Pulmonary Critical Care & Sleep Medicine at Harborview Medical Center within University of Washington. He is actively involved in leadership and teaching activities at the local, regional, and international level. He is a major resource for sepsis resuscitation and pre-ICU critical care expertise at UW Medicine. He lectures extensively to multiple different professionals and works systematically to identify and initiate rapid treatment of critically ill sepsis patients. Regionally, Dr. Carlbom participates in special programs to improve the care of critically ill patients, teaches at multiple venues and serves as a referral source for both questions and patient referrals regarding sepsis. His bias is “good people trying hard, of any educational level, can take great care of critically ill patients if they work as a team, communicate, and have compassion for humans.”
Darcy Jaffe, MN, ARNP, NE-BC, PMH-CNS-BC, FACHE
Senior Vice President for Safety & Quality, Washington State Hospital Association
Darcy was the past Chief Nursing Officer and Senior Associate Administrator at Harborview Medical Center, University of Washington Medicine in Seattle and Co-Director of the UW Medicine Center for Scholarship in Patient Care Safety and Quality. She is a Robert Wood Johnson Foundation Executive Nurse Fellow Alumnus, an honorary Assistant Clinical Dean at the UW School of Nursing and a Fellow of the American College of Healthcare Executives. Darcy is Board Certified by the American Nurses’ Credentialing Center as a Psychiatric-Mental Health Clinical Nurse Specialist and a Nurse Executive. She has been a sponsor, leader or member of multiple national, state and local quality and safety initiatives in areas such as behavioral health, vulnerable populations, resiliency and building cultures of safety. Previous appointments include The Washington State Speaker of the House Mental Health Task Force, the King County Mental Illness and Drug Dependency Oversight Committee, the King County-Seattle Task Force on Heroin and Prescription Opiate Addiction, the Vice-Chair of the Vizient/University Health System Consortium Chief Nursing Officer, Behavioral Health Advisory Board, and faculty for The Institute for Behavioral Healthcare Improvement.
Sharukh Lokhandwala, MD MSc
Pulmonary & Critical Care Medicine, Evergreen Health
Sharukh Lokhandwala received his bachelor’s degree in Biology and Political Science from UCLA. He then went to medical school at UC Davis, and then residency at Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center. There, he worked in the Harvard Center for Resuscitation Science under Dr. Michael Donnino on ED-ICU Triage strategies for patients with Sepsis. He then worked at the Harvard-MIT Division of Health Science and Technology using large datasets to model long-term outcomes of critical illness. Sharukh then went to the University of Washington for Pulmonary and Critical Care Fellowship where he obtained a Master’s in Epidemiology in the School of Public Health, and studied the early management of respiratory failure and sedation practices. He now works as a Pulmonary & Critical Care physician at Evergreen Health.
Heather Rathod, BSN, MSN, CCRN
ICU nurse, University of Washington Medical Center Northwest Campus
Heather has been a nurse for 8 years. She always knew she wanted to be a nurse because her mom is a PACU nurse. She went into nursing school straight out of high school, at Lake Washington Institute of Technology and received her ADN. She then went on to complete her BSN at University of Washington Bothell Campus. Heather then earned her Master’s in Health systems Leadership at Gonzaga University. She has worked on a medical surgical unit, an outpatient surgery center, PCU, and is currently an ICU nurse at University of Washington Medical Center Northwest Campus. She loves being an ICU nurse as she finds it rewarding and feels that her coworkers make every day better.
Caseworker Cultural Mediator & Advocate, Interpreter Services Department, Harborview Medical Center, UW Medicine
Niuvis has worked at Harborview for eight years, initially as Medical Interpreter and for the last four months in the role of Caseworker Cultural Mediator. In her new role, she serves as a Cultural broker/Community health worker/ Mediator between Spanish speaking patients and health providers in order to ensure culturally sensitive care. She assists patients and their families in navigating the complexity of our health care system; advocates and facilitates their consistent communication with health care teams. Prior to her work at Harborview, Niuvis worked as a Spanish Medical Interpreter and Interpreter Coordinator for NeighborCare Health in Seattle, WA. Previously, she worked as a teacher in Cuba, her natal country. Niuvis is credentialed with Medical Interpreter Certification from Washington State Department of Social and Health Services DSHS; she is a National Certified Medical Interpreter CCHI and also has a Master Degree in Education from Instituto Superior Pedagógico (Teachers University), Santiago de Cuba. Niuvis is always on the lookout for continuing education opportunities. She is a clear communicator and enjoys working with her community.
Provider approved by the California Board of Registered Nursing, Provider Number CEP17068 for 1.7 contact hours.
Other healthcare providers will receive a certificate of attendance for 1.25 contact hours.
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- 1.25 Participation
- 1.70 RN CE Contact HoursProvider approved by the California Board of Registered Nursing, Provider Number CEP17068.